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post #421 of 1548
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Originally Posted by pennywise666 View Post

i have the 42ut50 for 3 days now almost.
and after the first 2 hours i saw a blue vertical tin line that looked like the beam from a laserpen,for 2 minutes.
and a few hours ago i saw it again for about 15 minutes.
should i return the set? if i return it within 7 days,they will send me another one.
is this a sign that the board is not good and that its slowly dying?or will it go away after a few hunderd hours?

That line means there's something defective in that set. It will keep coming back, and will only get worse - i'd return it immediately.

PS: Where did you find that TV? The 42" UT50 has been virtually impossible to find for several months now. A customer of mine is looking for one. Thanks,
post #422 of 1548
I purchased the 60PUT54 from Costco in Canada assuming it was the same as the P60UT50 (knowing that it has one less HDMI connection). I'm trying to enter anikun07 settings (post # 250 on page 9) but I don't have the 3D Cinema Mode in the Picture menu.

Do I need to have a 3D input before the 3D Cinema Mode shows up? Or has the Viera menus changed since anikun07 posted his settings? Or is the PUT54 different to the UT50 in that manner?
post #423 of 1548
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Originally Posted by whypee View Post

I purchased the 60PUT54 from Costco in Canada assuming it was the same as the P60UT50 (knowing that it has one less HDMI connection). I'm trying to enter anikun07 settings (post # 250 on page 9) but I don't have the 3D Cinema Mode in the Picture menu.
Do I need to have a 3D input before the 3D Cinema Mode shows up? Or has the Viera menus changed since anikun07 posted his settings? Or is the PUT54 different to the UT50 in that manner?

Put it in 2D to 3D conversion mode or play a 3D movie to access 3D settings.
post #424 of 1548
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

That line means there's something defective in that set. It will keep coming back, and will only get worse - i'd return it immediately.
PS: Where did you find that TV? The 42" UT50 has been virtually impossible to find for several months now. A customer of mine is looking for one. Thanks,

hi,thanks for the advise,i will return it.
and i bought the tv in Holland;)
post #425 of 1548
Picking up the 60UT50 today, and will be using this thread as a resource...thank you all
post #426 of 1548
I am not sure if someone has maybe already went over this but... I recently bought the TC-P55UT50 and during calibration (Blue ray disc) the only Present that seems to be the closest is the cinema but it ends up being way too dim after adjust brightness and contrast. What setting do i need to change in the service menu to correct this? anyone else already deal with this?
post #427 of 1548
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Originally Posted by BlueBalls View Post

I am not sure if someone has maybe already went over this but... I recently bought the TC-P55UT50 and during calibration (Blue ray disc) the only Present that seems to be the closest is the cinema but it ends up being way too dim after adjust brightness and contrast. What setting do i need to change in the service menu to correct this? anyone else already deal with this?

There is none, just contrast. Your brightness should be between 32-35 ft.L. And it should reach that without difficulty. Did you have an LCD before? Maybe you're used to torch mode.
post #428 of 1548
Anikun07, I intend to use your settings on post #250, they look very extensive, thank you! What is your typical program viewing? I'm planning on watching a lot of sports and would like to get your input on how your settings would work with that, thanks!
post #429 of 1548
I Actually ran over a previous post of someone who was having the same issue. I guess i was misinterpreting the disc idea of ideal contrast to brightness ratio. Anikun07... The detailed post you made with your settings in the sm and basic menus, are these settings still ideal on other tv's even if they are the same model and brand?
post #430 of 1548
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Originally Posted by dwoo0418 View Post

Anikun07, I intend to use your settings on post #250, they look very extensive, thank you! What is your typical program viewing? I'm planning on watching a lot of sports and would like to get your input on how your settings would work with that, thanks!

I watch movies from DVD and BD and stream Amazon and Netflix. That's over 99% of the content I watch. I don't know how sports are broadcast, but Rec. 709 is supposed to be the industry standard for movies and TV shows so I think these should be fine. I don't know why sports would be broadcast any differently, but some people have complained about over saturation, but I think that's an issue with the channel/source rather than the TV.
post #431 of 1548
BB

I went from a LCD to a plasma and it took about a week to adjust to what I now consider the proper brightness.
I was at my brothers for Christmas and thought that his LCD Sharp was way too bright blowing out the whites now.

One thing about UT plasma series is you shouldnt judge it by daylight viewing.





BTW~My brothers Sharp Aquas has strange green blotches in the darker shadows plus extremely red lips on all the actors.
Does anyone know what might be causing this?
post #432 of 1548
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

That line means there's something defective in that set. It will keep coming back, and will only get worse - i'd return it immediately.
update--: i called them up and they will come and pick it up next wednesday,(they first said this satuturday,but i want to enjoy it in the weekend;)and then i'll get a replacement back within a week they said.(lets not hope that i have to keep sending this tv back 10 times!)
frustrating that this official ut50 thread only is about the US version with user settings and SM settings,so that i will not be able to apply these settings to my european version..i hope someone who has the european model is going to give their calibration settings etc.,soon here.
or HOW can i apply the US settings to the EU version,for the menu settings and the SM? who knows?is there a way??
(and please,not all at once;)
post #433 of 1548
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Originally Posted by pennywise666 View Post

update--: i called them up and they will come and pick it up next wednesday,(they first said this satuturday,but i want to enjoy it in the weekend;)and then i'll get a replacement back within a week they said.(lets not hope that i have to keep sending this tv back 10 times!)
frustrating that this official ut50 thread only is about the US version with user settings and SM settings,so that i will not be able to apply these settings to my european version..i hope someone who has the european model is going to give their calibration settings etc.,soon here.
or HOW can i apply the US settings to the EU version,for the menu settings and the SM? who knows?is there a way??
(and please,not all at once;)

Try AVForums, I think they have settings for the UT50
post #434 of 1548
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

Try AVForums, I think they have settings for the UT50

i allready read the thread there,but there are no settings.
what to do..what to do..
yeah i just could let it get calibrated by a pro,but i don't have the money for it now.
what a luxery problems i have...
post #435 of 1548
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

That line means there's something defective in that set. It will keep coming back, and will only get worse - i'd return it immediately.
PS: Where did you find that TV? The 42" UT50 has been virtually impossible to find for several months now. A customer of mine is looking for one. Thanks,

The one I just bought here in Brazil is a 42 too.
You can still find it here quite easily...
post #436 of 1548
My UT50 is on the way, and I was wondering if I could use anikun07's settings right away or if I should wait some hours...
In this case, how many hours?
post #437 of 1548
If you want to replicate what I did then just watch the first 100 hours with regular viewing with just brightness, contrast, color, and sharpness adjusted to the AVS calibration disc. Honestly, I don't know how much it will matter because calibrations are so specific to each TV so it's unlikely you'll have D65 with my settings anyway but I think either way it should be fairly close.
post #438 of 1548
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

If you want to replicate what I did then just watch the first 100 hours with regular viewing with just brightness, contrast, color, and sharpness adjusted to the AVS calibration disc. Honestly, I don't know how much it will matter because calibrations are so specific to each TV so it's unlikely you'll have D65 with my settings anyway but I think either way it should be fairly close.

could i also apply your calibrating settings in the Service Menu to my european model?
post #439 of 1548
You can give it a try and see how it looks. As the phosphors break in the color and grayscale will shift because they are new out of the box.
post #440 of 1548
first i am gonna swap my display for a new one with the store next week,cuz mine showed blue vertical line.
after that i will look into your settings.
but if i dont know how exactly i have to do it,i'm hoping for your assistance when that time comes,before i screw things up;)
post #441 of 1548
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Originally Posted by anikun07 View Post

If you want to replicate what I did then just watch the first 100 hours with regular viewing with just brightness, contrast, color, and sharpness adjusted to the AVS calibration disc. Honestly, I don't know how much it will matter because calibrations are so specific to each TV so it's unlikely you'll have D65 with my settings anyway but I think either way it should be fairly close.

Ok, but I read somewhere that I shouldn't use a too high contrast in a new TV, it may cause burn in... You're using contrast 84, is it safe or should I lower it a bit?
post #442 of 1548
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Originally Posted by LexSombra View Post

Ok, but I read somewhere that I shouldn't use a too high contrast in a new TV, it may cause burn in... You're using contrast 84, is it safe or should I lower it a bit?

That should be fine. The main reason you don't want to use a high contrast (~85/90 - 100) is because it will be easier to get image retention and possibly burn-in if you have a static image or watermark up for too long. When D-Nice explained his settings for running slides, I believe he specified contrast at 100 because it makes the TV "burn the phosphors harder" so to speak. That's why, among other reasons, you shouldn't use the vivid picture mode out of the box, and you certainly don't want yo use standard mode if you care about picture quality. I think I ran my TV at 78 contrast before I started to get into calibration because that was part of PathofNeo's original, non-professional calibrated settings. I later increased it to 90 but found it was too bright and gave the picture too much pop. Sometimes objects seemed off-plane in the picture.
post #443 of 1548
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Originally Posted by pcgeek543 View Post

The WB settings are from the avforums uk UT50 review as it has wb settings in its menu
After days of trying different service menu white balance settings from dnice's st50 reference and out of box, and RichB's UT50 these look the best and probably the closest to the way they should be to me. I've watched about 4 hours of mixed content and the picture still has good warmth yet sky's are a more vivid realistic blue and skin tones look alot better with less green tinge and color is still good. Here they are if anyone wants to try them,they are my favorite out of all available.Also when you change the wb in the sm it changes it for all modes,just a fyi because i was under the assumption you could change it for each mode.
warm default
R-cut 80 +9 = R-cut 89
G-cut 80 -2 = G-cut 7E
B-cut 80 +2 = B-cut 82
R-drv FF -2 = R-drv FD
G-drv F0 -1 = G-drv EF
B-drv 7F +4 = B-drv 83
Cinema or (Custom with HDMI content set to Graphics) All other settings disabled. You can also put hdmi content to auto in custom and color at 43 if you want a little extra or more vivid color and brightness pop *kind of reminds me of an lcd* *HDMI Content type has zero effect in Cinema Mode* *wb settings for warm in the service menu are the same for every picture mode (vivid,standard,etc...) and adjusting wb in service menu changes the wb in every picture mode*
Cinema
Contrast 78
Brightness 52 any higher and i start to see dithering or pixel dance
Color 48
Tint 0
Sharpness 0
Color Temp Warm2
Custom
Contrast 76-83 your preference
Brightness 56 any higher and i start to see dithering or pixel dance
Color 48
Tint 0
Sharpness 0
Color Temp Warm2


Hello all,

Couple days ago I got 42UT50E and now I want to try to calibrate it. But when I enter into menu I'm confused little bit. In may case all values max I can get only 60.
Another strange is service menu, no enter to it, allways get some information menu, like firmware version, etc. (I pressed Volume down on TV set and on remote "Info" button).
But I gave all settings like R-cut, R-drv in main menu. All values shows 0, there are two options get more than 0 and get lower 0 (- value)

So, all values for calibration listed in this post is useless because I can't entere these values.

Maybe somebody got similar situation and can share calibration settings
post #444 of 1548
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Originally Posted by hercas View Post

Hello all, Couple days ago I got 42UT50E and now I want to try to calibrate it. But when I enter into menu I'm confused little bit. In may case all values max I can get only 60. Another strange is service menu, no enter to it, allways get some information menu, like firmware version, etc. (I pressed Volume down on TV set and on remote "Info" button). But I gave all settings like R-cut, R-drv in main menu. All values shows 0, there are two options get more than 0 and get lower 0 (- value) So, all values for calibration listed in this post is useless because I can't entere these values.
Maybe somebody got similar situation and can share calibration settings

You must be in a foreign country then. The picture settings menus on our North American/USA models are completely different than the settings menus on the European/Asian models and since AVS is a US-based forum, the settings you see posted here do not apply to any non-USA models and obviously will not work for you.

If you're in Europe, check out the UK-based AVForums instead:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/
post #445 of 1548
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

You must be in a foreign country then. The picture settings menus on our North American/USA models are completely different than the settings menus on the European/Asian models and since AVS is a US-based forum, the settings you see posted here do not apply to any non-USA models and obviously will not work for you.
If you're in Europe, check out the UK-based AVForums instead:
http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/


I'm afraid that my TV won't be american...
If that's the case, I'll try to convert the hexadecimal values from anikun07's settings to decimal and post them here.
post #446 of 1548
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

You must be in a foreign country then. The picture settings menus on our North American/USA models are completely different than the settings menus on the European/Asian models and since AVS is a US-based forum, the settings you see posted here do not apply to any non-USA models and obviously will not work for you.
If you're in Europe, check out the UK-based AVForums instead:
http://www.avforums.com/forums/plasma-tvs/

yeah,its just totally crazy that panasonic had to change everything for every region,i mean it doesnt make sense:US version contast 0-100 and EU 0-60. why wotld they do something like that?i really dont understand.
and why only you guys here did a calibration on your US model,why didnt the euro's do this to the euro model??
on the avsforums is no calibration information,Randy.All you see there is people asking what are the right settings haha.
Anikun said that i could try to calibrate his SM settings and see how its looks.
i will do that after i get my replacement ut50.(2x i had a blue vertical thin line on the right side of the screen)
the set looks nice and all,but i cant live with the fact it can look so much better.
so i will just get it callibrated over here by a pro,if there will be no solutions online here on this forum or anywhere else on the net,i think this tv deserves that.
my settings on the EU model are:

white balance just there in in EU menu:
-2,-1,+4,+9,-2+2

and i have it set on:
True cinema,with contrast on 47 and colour on 28.brightness and sharpness on 0.gamma 2.6.
and the rest OFF.
makes all a nice pic,but i know this BEAST can do more!
i also want to have the opportunity to make this set near to perfection.
Edited by pennywise666 - 12/29/12 at 10:13am
post #447 of 1548
So nobody on the UK AVForum has posted any calibrated settings or reference settings ?
post #448 of 1548
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Originally Posted by RandyWalters View Post

So nobody on the UK AVForum has posted any calibrated settings or reference settings ?

no,only WB settings from the UK revieuw,witch you can put in the user menu.
no calibration settings,where its about.
and i just played myself with the contrast and colours and viewing mode,i also played with WOW disc a little.
please americans..help us!hehe.
post #449 of 1548
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Originally Posted by pennywise666 View Post

no,only WB settings from the UK revieuw,witch you can put in the user menu.
no calibration settings,where its about.
and i just played myself with the contrast and colours and viewing mode,i also played with WOW disc a little.
please americans..help us!hehe.

Yeah, help us tongue.gif
But I'll see what I can do when my tv arrives.
If the default image is the same in the american and european, then I can try to help, proportionally increasing or decreasing the values ​​according to anikun07's settings.
post #450 of 1548
Just a question guys, I read in the site I bought the TV that the exact model is TC-P42UT50B. What's that B? Is the same TV from this topic? I thought it was just TC-P42UT50.
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